Silence of the Fish

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Anna Olafsdottir (1987) is an Icelandic filmmaker, based in Reykjavík, Iceland.  With background in acting, her work includes producing, directing and writing short and documentary films, she has a few award winning films under her belt as a producer. In 2016 she established her production company NyArk Media. She is currently heading into more work as a director and is working with Icelandic and French producers on her first large short film, Zoo-I-Side, that is supported by the Icelandic Film Fund. Anna is also developing mini series and documentary films as a director.

Anna is also the president of WIFT Iceland (Women in Film and Television) and head of Project Management at feminist, youth education organisation Girls Rock! In Iceland. The has worked as a volunteer teacher in girls rock camps in Iceland, California, Greenland and Togo, West Africa as well as managed numerious projects and attended conferences within the organisation.


Examples of previous work is in production department of Cannes Un Certain Regard winning feature film Hrútar (Rams, 2015, won multiple awards worldwide) by Grímur Hákonarson and Line Producer of the award winning short films Rainbow Party (Best Icelandic Short in The Icelandic Film awards 2015,won multiple awards worldwide) and Salvation (Nominated to the Icelandic Film Awards 2017, won multiple awards worldwide).

Anna also produced with her company, NyArk Media the award winning short films TURN (Screened at Nordisk Panorama, Silver Melies Award at San Sebastian Horror Fest) and Silence of the Fish (Best screenplay at Arctic Open Film Festival, Best Film in Shift Film Festival) .

In May 2015, Anna won 1st price in a pitch competition in Cannes Film Festival, The Pitch, for the short film Salvation (Frelsun).

Her short film in development, Zoo-I-Side was selected for the pitch forum Euro Connetion in the largest short film festival in the world, Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand. The film will be shot in 2021.


Manager: Anna Sæunn Ólafsdóttir (

Directing, screenwriting, producing, concept creation, casting


Independent artist


Silence of the Fish

A film by Hilke Rönnfeldt, screened at PÖFF, best screenplay at Artcic Open Film Festival 2019. Best film at Shift Film Festival 2020.